Justice for Man Who Died in Police Custody

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Target: California Attorney General Kamala Harris

Goal: Investigate the death of Edward Currie who died while in police custody.

Edward Currie, a 31-year-old black man, died while in police custody at the Sacramento County Jail. Police claim Currie had a medical emergency and passed away.

Edward Currie was arrested in a Natomas parking lot after police officers claim that they saw Currie discarding something while walking to his car. They never recovered whatever it was that Currie discarded, but officers apparently found drugs on him after searching him, resulting in his arrest.

Sgt. Justin Brown, spokesman for the Sacramento Police, said that, while Currie was going through a medical screening at the jail, something killed him. Brown claims that there was no indication of health issues at the time. Currie’s family said that he had no health problems, and if he seemed to be having any issues, he should’ve been taken to the hospital.

The story bears resemblance to the story of Sandra Bland, a black woman who also died in police custody from an alleged suicide. Once again, we see a black person allegedly die at the hands of police. Urge officials to launch a full investigation into the suspicious death of Edward Currie.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Harris,

Edward Currie died under unnecessary and suspicious circumstances while in police custody in Sacramento. While police are claiming that it was a simple medical emergency, the details surrounding his death are suspicious. His family said that he had no health issues, and even the police admitted it didn’t seem like he was having any medical problems.

Even the circumstances of Currie’s initial arrest are sketchy, as he was searched for simply tossing something while walking to his car in a parking lot. We continue to see these unjust cases where people die at the hands of police with no real explanation. I urge you to carry out a full, transparent investigation into the death of Edward Currie.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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